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Maranatha Bible Church Women’s Ministry

Fall 2023 Opportunities for Women

~~Weekly Bible Study – Morning or Evening

~~Monthly, Women’s Saturday Theology Class

Contact the church through the website contact form or call the church for more details.


Weekly Bible StudyBefore the Mirror of God’s Word by Susan Heck
Begins September 11th & 13th, 2023

Monday Evenings at 7 PM (no childcare) or
Wednesday Mornings 9:30 AM (childcare provided)


Monthly Theology Class – Begins Saturday, September 9th, 2023, 9 AM – 11 AM
Year Five – September 2023 through May 2024

Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands by Paul Tripp

Watch/Listen to Past Classes and Retreats:

Watch/Listen to the teachings from our How Big is Your God? ladies retreat on YouTube at @MaranathaBibleChurchMI

God’s Faithfulness. Jamie Meyer

God’s Sovereignty. Valerye Goslin.

A life lived with a high view of God. Rhonda Nixon

Women’s Biblical Training Ministry

The Women’s Biblical Training Class is a valuable, multi-year, seminary-level study preparing women for church ministry. There are monthly meetings throughout the school year with reading assignments and homework to prepare. 

Textbooks: A Theology of Biblical Counseling by Heath Lambert & The Biblical Counseling Guide for Women by John and Janie Street

Year Four: Biblical Counseling II: Sept 2022 – May 2023

Year Four, October 8, 2022 Video

Year Four, November 5, 2022 Video

Year Four, December 3, 2022 Video

Year Four, January 7, 2023 Video

Year Four, February 4, 2023 Video

Year Four, March 4, 2023 Video

Year Four, April 15, 2023 Video

Year Four, May 6, 2023 Video

First Year:  God’s high calling for women and how to rightly study God’s word.
Second Year:  Systematic Theology
Third Year:  Biblical Counseling and Discipleship I.
Fourth Year: Biblical Counseling and Discipleship II.
Fifth Year: Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands

2022/2023 Women’s Training Schedule

Year 4, Find class videos on YouTube at @MaranathaBibleChurchMI

Class Notes: What is systematic theology and why do we need it for Biblical counseling?

Year Three: Biblical Counseling I: Aug 2021 – April 2022

Year 3, Class #8 April 2, 2022

Video for Year 3, Class #8 April 2, 2022

Year 3, Class #7 March 5, 2022

Video for Year 3, Class #7 March 5, 2022

Year 3, Class #6 February 5, 2022

Video for Year 3, Class #6 – February 5, 2022

Year 3, Class #5 January 8, 2022

Notes Year 3, Class #5 – January 8, 2022

Video for Year 3, Class #5 – January 8, 2022

Year 3, Class #4 December 4, 2021

Notes Year 3, Class #4 – December 4, 2021

Video for Year 3, Class #4 – December 4, 2021

Year 3, Class #3 November 13, 2021

Notes Year 3, Class #3 – November 13, 2021

Video for Year 3, Class #3 – November 13, 2021

Year 3, Class #2 Oct 9, 2021

Notes Year 3, Class #2 – Oct 9, 2021

Video for Year 3, Class #2 – Oct 9, 2021

Year 3, Class #1 Aug 28, 2021

Notes for Year 3, Class #1 Aug 28, 2021

Video for Year 3, Class #1 Aug 28, 2021

By John MacArthur and Richard Mayhue

Year 2, Class #8 – May 22, 2021

Video for Year 2, Class #8 – May 22, 2021

Year 2, Class #7 – March 6, 2021

Video for Year 2, Class #7 – March 6, 2021

Year 2, Class #6 – February 13, 2021

Video for Year 2, Class #6 – February 13, 2021

Year 2, Class # 5 – January 9, 2021

Video for Year 2, Class #5 – January 9, 2021

Year 2, Class # 4 – December 12, 2020

Video for Year 2, Class #4 – December 12, 2020

Year 2, Class # 3 – November 21, 2020

Video for Women’s Class Year 2, Class #3 – November 21, 2020

Year 2, Class # 2 – October 3, 2020

Video for Women’s Class Year 2, class #2 – October 3, 2020

Year 2, Class #1 – August 29, 2020

Video for Women’s Class Year 2, Class #1 – August 29, 2020

YEAR ONE GRASPING GOD’S WORD – Sept. 2019 to May 2020

Class #1 – September 7, 2019:

Class #1 Video – September 7, 2019

Class #2 – October 12, 2019:

We regret that no video is available

Class #3 – November 16, 2019:

Class #3 Video – November 16, 2019

Class #4 – December 14, 2019:

Class #4 Video – December 14, 2019

Class #5 January 4, 2020:

Class #5 Video – January 4, 2020

Class #6 February 1, 2020:

Class #6 Video – February 1, 2020

Class # 7 March 14, 2020:

Class #7 Video – March 14, 2020

Class # 8 May 9, 2020: (Combined April and May classes)

Class #8 Video – May 9, 2020

Full three-year schedule:

2019 – 2020

Different By Design or Divine Design by John MacArthur
Grasping God’s Word Third Edition by J. Scott Duvall & J. Daniel Hays

2020 – 2021

Biblical Doctrine by John MacArthur & Richard Mayhue

2021 – 2022

Counseling: How to Counsel Biblically by John MacArthur
The Biblical Counseling Guide for Women by John D. Street and Janie Street

Spotlight on Valuable Verses

Read verses often, applying them to everyday occurrences.

Proverbs 2:1-6 “If you receive My words and treasure up My commandments with you, making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding; if you call out, seek it like silver,  then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge & wisdom  of God.”

Jeremiah 9:23-24 “Thus says the Lord, ‘Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man boast of his might, let not a rich man boast of his reaches; but let him who boasts boast of this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord who exercises lovingkindness, justice and righteousness on earth; for I delight in these things,’ declares the Lord.”

Ephesians 1:16-21 ” 16 I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, 18 having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might 20 that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, 21 far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. “

2 Peter 1:3-8 “His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to[a] his own glory and excellence,[b] by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire. For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue,[c] and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. For if these qualities[d] are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. “

Deuteronomy 8:2-3 “Remember how the Lord your God led you all the way in the desert these forty years, to humble you and to test you in order to know what is in your heart, whether or not you will keep His commands. He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna. . . to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.”

Romans 12:1-2 ” Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.  And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.”

Jeremiah 29:11-13 “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will hear you. You will seek Me and find Me, when you seek Me with all your heart.”

Romans 9:23-24 “What if God, desiring to show His wrath and to make known His power, has endured with much patience vessels of wrath prepared for destruction, in order to make known the riches of His glory for vessels of mercy, which He has prepared beforehand for glory.”

Acts 17:26-27 “From one man He made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and He marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. God did this so that they would seek Him and perhaps reach out for Him and find Him, though He is not far from any one of us.”

Philippians 4:8 “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are noble, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are admirable, if there is any excellence and if anything praiseworthy, think on these things.”

Luke 18:1-8 ” And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart. He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor respected man. And there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, ‘Give me justice against my adversary.’ For a while he refused, but afterward he said to himself, ‘Though I neither fear God nor respect man, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will give her justice, so that she will not beat me down by her continual coming.’” And the Lord said, “Hear what the unrighteous judge says. And will not God give justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them? I tell you, he will give justice to them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?”


The purpose of women’s ministry at Maranatha Bible Church is to equip women to be all that God wants them to be as “vessels for honor, sanctified, useful to the Master, prepared for every good work.”
II Timothy 2:21


Women’s Ministry at Maranatha Bible Church exists to touch the lives of women through the transforming power of the Lord Jesus Christ. We are committed to encouraging and discipling each other, building relationships, and fostering an environment where women delight to use their giftedness to bless and serve others.

G – Glorifying God with our lives – I Corinthians 10:31
R – Reaching out to the lost – Acts 1:8
A – Adoring our Creator – Psalm 139:14
C – Caring for those in need – James 2:14-17
E – Excelling in spiritual disciplines – Philippians 2:12-13